Happy Conklin Jr. is the only 10-year-old who has to shave three times a day. Hap's dad is a brilliant inventor of screwball products, and being a Conklin kid means sometimes being experimented on. So Hap has his beard, and his five sisters each have their own unique--and often problematic--qualities too. And although Hap's dad has made a fortune with his wacky inventions sold via nonstop TV infomercials, all of that money has gone to Hap's tyrannical Grandma. While she lives in an enormous mansion, the rest of the family lives in two rooms in the basement.
All Hap has ever wanted is to have a normal life, so when he sees a chance to get rid of Grandma, he takes it! He only means to swap out Grandma, but when he--oops!--sells his whole family to the aliens, he wants nothing more than to get them back. He just has to figure out . . . how?
Paul Noth’s cartoons have appeared regularly in The New Yorker since 2004. He has created short animated films for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and been an animation consultant for Saturday Night Live.
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Paul Noth is one of forty featured authors or illustrators appearing across the country during the 99th anniversary Children’s Book Week, which runs from April 30th to May 6th.
Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national celebration of books for young the joy of reading, with 800 schools, libraries, and bookstores hosting events from activity hours to reading hours from coast to coast in all 50 states.
Attendees will receive a free 2018 Children’s Book Week activity poster designed by Jillian Tamaki (while supplies last), as well as have access online at Every Child a Reader to original bookmarks created by five of today’s most innovative children’s book illustrators and an original middle-grade “One World, Many Stories” comic book.
Children’s Book Week is a cornerstone program of Every Child a Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across America. Other national programs include the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, Reading Without Walls, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, in partnership with the Library of Congress, and new to them this year, Get Caught Reading.